Lithium Ion Battery Fires in Aviation

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Aviation

An alarming increase in the number of smoke and fire incidents on airlines from passengers’ malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries is causing concern among safety and aviation experts.

Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Lithium-ion batteries - How do they work

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  • Lithium Ion Batteries: Why They Explode

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  • Lithium batteries: guidance for crew

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  • Lithium batteries: guidance for cargo and ramp personnel

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Fire containment products
  • PlaneGard PED fire containment system

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  • Brimstone Fire Aviation Fire Bag

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  • Fire Containment Concepts, PED FIRE-SAFE

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Lithium ion battery incidents
  • Ryanair cabin fire

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  • KLM cabin fire - passenger luggage

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  • Russian aircraft - passenger battery pack fire

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  • Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Onboard a Boeing 787

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FAA - Thermal runaway testing
  • FAA Test - Thermal Runaway Laptop in Flight Deck of 727

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  • FAA - Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires

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Safety alerts
  • FAA’s Safety Alert for Operators on lithium batteries

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  • FAA SAFO 09013: Fighting Fires Caused By Lithium Type Batteries in Portable Electronic Devices

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  • FAA supplement to SAFO 09013

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  • FAA Advisory Circular 120-80: In-flight Fires

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  • FAA Information: Hazardous Materials Carried by Passengers and Crewmembers

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  • FAA Memorandum: Policy and Guidance for Electronic Flight Bag Class 1 & 2 System Architecture and Aircraft Connectivity

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